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Making Books


Published 1947


Writing, editing and mass production of books.


Run time 10:25
Producer Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Sponsor N/A
Audio/Visual Sd, B&W

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TELLS THE COMPLETE STORY OF THE MASS PRODUCTION OF BOOKS & THE HUMAN TALENT & MACHINE TECHNOLOGY NEEDED FOR BOOK MAKING. EXPLAINS EVERY PROCESS FROM AUTHOR'S MANUSCRIPT TO FINISHED BOOK. Many closeups of book-making machines.


BOOKS WORK WORKERS LABOR BOOKMAKING
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Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 1, 2003
Subject: Book em!
A pretty good explanation of how books are made (duh). Starting off with an author who has just finished a book, and apparently decides to publish the book himself (no mention of book companies are mentioned). We then fast forward to the typing, the type setting, printing, and finally the binding of the book. Nicely paced and quite interesting.
Reviewer: Prescott - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 9, 2003
Subject: Hard copies the hard way
If the processes shown in this film were not well documented, would anyone be able to reconstruct them after the book makers and their equipment were long gone? I think probably not. It makes me wonder what other, much older technologies are now lost to time. How many processes and techniques will never be rediscovered?
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